Electoral Commission, all candidates sued over 2016 Elections

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu

Two Zambians have sought a court order to stop the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ from conducting the 2016 Presidential Elections.

Richard Mumba and Wright Musoma have argued that President Edgar Lungu should serve a full term of five years before another Presidential election.


Mr Mumba of Chibombo District and Mr Musoma of Lusaka says that article 35 Sub-article one of the Zambian Constitution states that every President shall hold office for a period of five years.

The two have argued that President Lungu’s tenure will expire on 20th January 2020.


This is contained in a petition filed in the Lusaka High Court.

Mr Mumba and Mr Musoma want the court to determine whether or not President LUNGU has been discriminated by article 35 sub-articles one and four.

The two have sued the Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ as the first respondent and the Attorney General as the second respondent.


Mr Mumba and Mr Musoma have also sued President Lungu as the third respondent.

The two have further sued all the 2015 Presidential candidates as respondents.

They are being represented by Lusaka Lawyer Rabson Malipenga.



  1. i have no special words that i can use to these two but il say there are stupid………..

  2. it is the party that is given the mandate to govern and not the individual. the mandate began in 2011 and expires in 2016. if it was like that rb would have done the same. the party shall always sponsor the bearer of the office.

  3. there was no civic education wen they were growin coz even a grade 5 can differenciate btween by election and general election.#ignorance_at_its_highest_level.

  4. these two idiots fools should in oder to go back to grade 3 1/2 .we can’t develop if we have such people in Zambia

  5. I didnt know that so people could be so humdrum. who are they trying to please? Next year kaya bebele.

  6. These two,plus their lawyer,making them three,are the most useless creatures on Earth.

  7. Foolish report,dont expose your level of illetracy even you reporter.these ar just foolish peasants trying to make news

  8. I know they haven’t eaten therefore go and beg for food then come back we will advise accordingly

  9. Ignorant fools. Dont they that parliament is disolved after 5 yrs and president is part of it?

  10. Education stardards have really gone down in zambia in this time and error we still have people who can think like these two fools

  11. who are these idiots?who do they think they are?and how special is Lungu for constitution of our country to be manipulated becoz of him.I think these people are too stupid to deserve any attention.stipidity gone on rampage.

  12. And Rupiah’s term was suppose to end in 2013? The late Mr Sata’s term would have started in 2013? Jokers seeking attention wasting courts time

  13. You are just show your idiotic ka mumba na ka musoma you are dogs dnt you see were our country is heading are pusy imwee

  14. ndiye kupusa uko,since when has such happend,,where,,, that artical speaks for a full won term not a won remaining term,they should undetstand it better